Abbas declares state of emergency over coronavirus

PA chairman declares 30-day state of emergency after coronavirus cases reported in Bethlehem.Elad Benari, 3/6/2020, 5:11 AM

Abbas backs maintaining contacts with Israel

PA chairman commends committee that is liaising with left-wing parties in Israel to persuade them of the Palestinians' desire for peace.Dalit Halevi, 2/25/2020, 5:44 AM

Olmert files request to have his criminal record expunged

The former Prime Minister recently expressed a desire to return to political life, meeting PA Chairman Abbas to slam Trump's peace planEitan Divinsky, 2/18/2020, 3:17 PM

Abbas speaks to Merkel, reiterates opposition to Trump deal

PA chairman urges German Chancellor to back negotiations based on international legitimacy.Elad Benari, 2/18/2020, 6:41 AM

'We are committed to peace, but only on our terms'

In a conversation with Israeli journalists, Nabil Abu Rudeineh says Palestinians want peace but cannot find a partner.Nitsan Keidar, Ramallah, 2/17/2020, 12:04 AM

Olmert, Abbas and pay-for-slay

Ehud Olmert met with Mahmoud Abbas - and said, unbelievably, that the PA leader fights terrorism. In that case, let him start by ending pay-for-slay. Moshe Phillips, 2/15/2020, 10:06 PM

Anti-Semitic Fatah tweet removed

Strategic Affairs Minister: While Abbas talks about peace at the UN his party posts nauseating hatred of Jews.Yoni Kempinski, 2/12/2020, 3:17 PM

Netanyahu: 'This is a low point in history of State of Israel'

PM: 'Gantz has no government without Ahmad Tibi, and Ahmed Tibi will do whatever Abbas tells him.'Mordechai Sones, 2/11/2020, 10:16 PM

Ambassador Danny Danon on Olmert: 'Diplomatic terrorism'

'On the same day Abbas failed in his attempt to condemn US and Israel in Security Council, Olmert is endorsing Abbas.'Mordechai Sones, 2/11/2020, 10:08 PM

Mahmoud Abbas, former Israeli PM Olmert brief reporters

Former PM and PA Chairman make joint statement to journalists hours after Abbas' speech in Security Council.Mordechai Sones, 2/11/2020, 9:39 PM

Abbas calls Trump initiative 'full of holes like Swiss cheese'

PA Chairman to Security Council: 'Trump proposal perpetuates Israel's apartheid regime, rewards for occupation crimes.'Mordechai Sones, 2/11/2020, 6:11 PM

PA withdraws request for UN vote on US Mideast plan: diplomats

Resolution risked not having nine out of 15 votes in its favor, minimum required to adopt provided there is no veto by permanent member.AFP - Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2020, 7:35 PM

Abbas planning 'diplomatic intifada' against Trump plan

PA chairman to present alternative peace plan in speech at the UN this week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/9/2020, 3:55 AM

Abbas: This won't be the last campaign

PA chairman calls to "act wisely and fight the occupation through peaceful demonstrations".Dalit Halevi, 2/7/2020, 5:31 AM

Abbas and Olmert to publicly oppose US peace plan

Kushner responds to report that PA chairman and former PM will publicly oppose "Deal of the Century": I find it almost pathetic.Elad Benari, 2/7/2020, 12:01 AM

Netanyahu: Abbas, these attacks will not help you

PM Netanyahu responds to recent terror attacks, blames PA chairman for violence, and vows to protect borders with or without Abbas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/6/2020, 6:47 PM

Abbas to push for UN resolution condemning US peace plan

PA chairman will travel to the United Nations next week to push for Security Council resolution condemning Trump's peace proposals.Elad Benari, 2/6/2020, 4:13 AM

Zarif to Abbas: We reject the 'Deal of the Century'

Iran’s Foreign Minister speaks to PA chairman, reiterates Iran's firm position which supports Palestinians' rights to a state.Elad Benari, 2/5/2020, 5:15 AM

Abbas: We will not accept only 11% of the land

PA chairman says US peace plan is unacceptable as it gives Palestinians very little territory of their "state".Dalit Halevi, 2/4/2020, 5:01 AM

Greenblatt criticizes Abbas: Time for the truth!

Former US Middle East Envoy rips Abbas for criticizing Trump peace plan meant to create better future for Palestinian Arabs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/2/2020, 3:29 AM

UN Security Council to discuss 'Deal of the Century'

UN Security Council to discuss Trump's peace plan the week of February 10. PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas will attend.Nitsan Keidar, 2/2/2020, 2:58 AM

Abbas: Trump told me he agrees with a two-state solution

PA Chairman Abbas says he rejects 'deal of the century' 'outright,' refused to speak with Pres. Trump, and has cut ties with Israel and US.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/1/2020, 7:31 PM

Abbas to complain to UN about Trump peace plan

PA chairman to submit resolution to UN Security Council against 'Deal of the Century.'AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2020, 10:45 PM

Abbas threatens: We will cancel security cooperation

PA chairman warns Netanyahu PA will not tolerate Israeli acceptance of Trump's 'Deal of the Century,' will not feel bound by Oslo Accords.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2020, 8:44 PM

Abbas: Trump's 'conspiracy deal' will not pass

PA leader rejects outright US peace plan, says 'Jerusalem is not for sale.'Gary Willig, 1/28/2020, 9:53 PM

PA President calls Trump 'Dog, son of a B**ch'

Orders PA security forces not to interfere with 'clashes' nor to arrive to conflict zones.Mordechai Sones, 1/27/2020, 7:16 PM

Prince Charles sad over Palestinian Arab suffering

Prince Charles visits Bethlehem, meets PA chairman, and calls for "just and lasting peace" in the Middle East.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/24/2020, 10:37 PM

Abbas meets Putin: A friend of the Palestinian people

PA chairman hosts Russian President, praises the positive and effective role Russia has played in the region.Elad Benari, 1/24/2020, 6:45 AM

PA furious at Trump peace plan

Palestinian Authority warns Israel, US not to cross 'red lines' after Netanyahu, Gantz invited to White House.Dalit Halevy, 1/23/2020, 10:48 PM

Abbas asks France to recognize 'Palestine'

PA chairman meets French President Macron, expresses hope that France and other European countries will recognize a Palestinian state.Elad Benari, 1/23/2020, 5:20 AM

Abbas sends angry message to Israel over deduction of funds

PA chairman sends envoy to convey anger to Netanyahu after cabinet decides to deduct 149 million shekels from PA tax revenues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/2/2020, 6:37 AM

Abbas supporters celebrate in Gaza City

Thousands of supporters of Abbas' Fatah movement hold rare gathering in Gaza to mark the group’s 55th anniversary.Elad Benari, 1/2/2020, 5:03 AM

PLO flag hung on Old City walls

Flag bearing photos of Mahmoud Abbas, Yasser Arafat, hung outside Old City of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2020, 2:56 PM

Fatah celebrates 55th anniversary with march in Ramallah

Members of PA chairman's movement wear explosive belts as they celebrate Fatah's 55th anniversary.Elad Benari, 1/1/2020, 6:08 AM

Abbas reiterates: No elections without eastern Jerusalem

PA chairman responds to reports that Israel will ignore his request to permit elections in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 12/30/2019, 2:03 AM

Hamas: Abbas should issue elections decree soon

Hamas leader says PA chairman should issue decree for holding elections and thus force Israel to permit them in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 12/26/2019, 6:15 AM

Abbas: Elections in eastern Jerusalem - or no elections at all

PA chairman says issuing a presidential decree for holding elections is dependent on whether they could be held also in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 12/25/2019, 5:44 AM

Abbas urges EU to pressure Israel on PA elections

PA chairman says that the PA has urged the EU to pressure Israel to allow Palestinian elections to be held in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 12/18/2019, 6:19 AM

Abbas: We'll cancel agreements if Israel annexes Jordan Valley

PA chairman says elections will be held in PA, but only if Israel allows eastern Jerusalem Arabs to vote.Elad Benari, 12/9/2019, 11:54 PM

Abbas: 'Relationship with Israel has hit dead end'

PA chairman demands international community ignore Pres. Trump's announcement, recognize 'Palestine.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2019, 7:07 PM

Abbas: US policy change emboldens Israel

PA chairman blasts Trump administration’s announcement on legality of Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 11/28/2019, 6:15 AM

Turkey announces reward for info on Abbas rival

Turkey offers $700,000 for information leading to capture of former senior Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/22/2019, 10:13 PM

Abbas: Trump's "Deal of the Century" is dead

Palestinian Authority chief declares Trump administration's peace plan dead, expresses hope for Israeli 'peace government'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2019, 10:21 AM

PA: Escalate the popular resistance

PA leadership convenes emergency meetings following Pompeo statement regarding legality of "settlements".Dalit Halevi, 11/20/2019, 6:46 AM

Sanders slanders Rabin

Bernie Sanders dishonors Yitzchak Rabin by describing the Palestinian Arabs as 'crushed under a military occupation.' That occupation ended in 1995 when Rabin signed the Oslo Accords.Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 11/14/2019, 6:02 PM

Abbas dreams of controlling all of Judea and Samaria

In speech on anniversary of Yasser Arafat's death, PA chairman calls to "liberate Palestine".Dalit Halevi, 11/12/2019, 4:04 AM

Fatah: Abbas is our 'sole candidate' in elections

Fatah confirms 84-year-old PA chairman will be its candidate in the elections.Elad Benari, 11/10/2019, 6:40 AM

Hamas rejects PA's conditions for elections

Gaza terror groups reject conditions set by Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas, claim conditions intend to exclude them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/6/2019, 10:58 AM

Hamas reaches agreement with Abbas on elections

Hamas leader says agreement reached with PA chairman on holding the parliamentary and presidential elections.Ben Ariel, 11/4/2019, 6:37 AM

The Palestinian Authority and its money

A report on what happens to the funds that are collected through the Palestinian Authority Donor Machine. David Bedein, 10/24/2019, 7:00 AM

84-year-old Abbas to run in PA elections

Senior Fatah official says PA chairman will be the movement's only candidate when elections are held.Dalit Halevi, 10/16/2019, 5:34 AM

PA attempting to hold general election

Abbas tasks Central Election Commission with preparing for the declaration of parliamentary elections, which have not been held since 2006.Dalit Halevi, 10/13/2019, 5:36 AM

PA pays huge salaries, builds house for family of terrorists

Financial crisis does not prevent PA from paying large sums, rebuilding house of family of five terrorists, including murderers.Palestinian Media Watch, 10/10/2019, 5:39 PM

Israel and the politics of institutional insanity

Israeli self deception vis a vis the Arabs continues, as does the insanity, characterizing the continuing political miscalculations of the Israelis - now grateful that Abbas is accepting tax revenues again.   Meir Jolovitz, 10/7/2019, 10:14 AM

New elections in Palestinian Authority?

PA chief Mahmoud Abbas to speak with Hamas on possibility of first elections in PA in 13 years.Arutz Sheva Staff, AFP, 10/6/2019, 10:26 PM

Abbas: All agreements void if Israel annexes Jordan Valley

PA chairman says he would give his last dollar to pay terrorists during speech at the UN.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2019, 7:57 PM

Abbas: 'Our Martyrs and prisoners are most sanctified'

PA Chairman: 'We won't agree they consider our Martyrs terrorists and we will not agree that they deduct one penny from their money.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2019, 3:52 PM